October 29, 2018 / 8:29 PM / 18 days ago

U.S. military to deploy over 5,200 troops to Mexico border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan addresses a news conference on the Trump administration's plan to deploy U.S. military forces to the Southwest border at U.S. Customs & Border Protection headquarters in Washington, U.S., October 29, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military will deploy over 5,200 troops, including soldiers who will be armed, to bolster President Donald Trump’s efforts to secure the border with Mexico, a senior U.S. general said on Monday.

“I think the president has made it clear that border security is national security,” General Terrence O’Shaughnessy, head of the U.S. military’s Northern Command, told a news conference in Washington.

Reporting by Phil Stewart and Yeganeh Torbati; Editing by Peter Cooney

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